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Monitoring, evaluation and learning

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    Evaluation aims to unlock Tanzania’s innovation potential

    The Ifakara Innovation Hub, a catalyst for regional innovation and entrepreneurship, was the subject of an end-term evaluation conducted by Genesis Analytics at the behest of the Embassy of Switzerland in Tanzania.

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    Green options for Mpumalanga’s ageing coal power stations

    Genesis was put at the helm of a project consortium to study the impact and mitigation of the planned shutdown of seven ageing coal-fired power plants in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The project was commissioned by the Nationally Determined Contributions Partnership, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and involved economists, engineers and social experts.

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    Winners and losers of Kenya’s gambling tax reforms

    Genesis was contracted by a corporate affairs and public policy advisory firm to independently measure the potential impact of proposed gambling tax reforms on the Kenyan economy.

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    Scope for Jordanian companies to step up ESG practices

    The International Finance Corporation contracted Genesis Analytics to conduct a baseline assessment of the adoption of ESG policies and practices in Jordan at the firm, market and regulatory levels. 

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    Women shine in evaluation of Ethiopian business growth project

    Genesis Analytics conducted a final evaluation of Digital Opportunity Trust’s Entrepreneurship and Business Growth project in Ethiopia. The project conducted business skills training with entrepreneurs, linked MSMEs to business development services and facilitated greater access to finance.

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    Assisting a low-fee independent school to articulate its impact

    Genesis in Society, the firm's corporate social investment arm, engaged Molo Mhlaba to conduct a programmatic assessment of the school, update the school’s theory of change and establish an impact framework to help Molo Mhlaba build an investment case for the school’s future donors.

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    Evaluating savings 'triple win' in Sub-Saharan countries

    Genesis conducted the final evaluation of the Savings at the Frontier (SatF) Programme, a $17.6-million partnership between Oxford Policy Management and the Mastercard Foundation.

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    Overcoming key challenges of smallholder coffee farmers in Tanzania

    Genesis was contracted to conduct the final evaluation of a Tanzanian project of  International Coffee Partners (ICP), an initiative by eight leading European coffee companies whose vision is to improve smallholder coffee farmers’ livelihoods

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    Strategic Learning for IYF’s Passport to Success Programme

    Genesis was appointed to conduct a strategic learning exercise of the Via: Pathways to Work, a five-year initiative that aims to improve economic opportunities for underserved youth in Mozambique and Tanzania.

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    Genesis reviews IFC’s Support for Compact with Africa initiative

    Genesis was appointed to conduct the mid-term review (MTR) of the IFC Support for the Compact with Africa (CwA) initiative (ISCA).

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    Assessing tech-enabled solutions to global youth unemployment

    Genesis was commissioned by Mercy Corps to conduct a rapid impact assessment of its Youth Impact Labs (YIL) programme.

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    Evaluating the development of Tanzanian innovation ecosystem

    Genesis conducted the mid-term strategic evaluation of the Developing Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Tanzania programme, jointly funded by Fondation Botnar and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

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    Insight into SME environment in three West African countries

    Genesis was commissioned by the IFC to assess the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sectors and research the specific financial needs of MSMEs in three West African countries.

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    Assessing impact of agricultural innovation programme

    DFID contracted IPE Tripleline and Genesis Analytics to assess the contribution that AgriTech Catalyst has made to development outcomes and impacts through encouraging agricultural innovation in developing countries.

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    Facilitating continuous learning for AI health research collaborative

    Genesis Analytics has been contracted to support the International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR) through a developmental evaluation (DE). Unlike the traditional formative or summative evaluations, DEs facilitate real-time or close-time feedback loops, facilitating a continuous learning cycle.

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    Learning partner to Rockefeller Foundation's Food Initiative

    The Rockefeller Foundation appointed Genesis as the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) partner for the Food Initiative’s East Africa portfolio.

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    Measuring the impact of Mowgli's mentoring of SMEs

    Genesis Analytics was contracted by Mowgli Mentoring to act as a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) partner to Mowgli Mentoring and provide M&E support with a particular focus on building a competitive evidence base to prove the impact of its mentoring programme.

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    Rwanda review project on renewable energy

    The Development Bank of Rwanda appointed Genesis to develop a monitoring, evaluation and learning plan for the Renewable Energy Fund project.

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    Addressing food security in a global pandemic

    Genesis Analytics, through the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), advised the Solidarity Fund on if, and how, it could support a sustainable food production intervention that addressed the persistent experience of hunger by the most vulnerable households in South Africa (which has been aggravated by Covid-19).

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    Ensuring the greatest impact of Covid relief funds in SA

    The Solidarity Fund was set up in March 2020 to fund a range of initiatives that addressed the Covid-19 crisis in South Africa. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded Genesis Analytics to provide extensive and wide-ranging technical support for the fund to ensure that the investments made by the fund had the greatest possible impact.

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    Can investment in public sector infrastructure result in job creation?

    Genesis was appointed by the Jobs Fund within the Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC) – a repeat client – to conduct an impact evaluation on selected infrastructure investment projects. The assignment included a comprehensive review of the overall infrastructure investment portfolio consisting of nine projects in total.

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    Insights drive uptake of financial products by smallholder farmers

    Genesis Analytics was contracted by the Kenya Commercial Bank to undertake an impact evaluation of MobiGrow, a product that targets agricultural value chain actors to offer mobile-based financial inclusion and information to smallholder farmers and pastoralists in Kenya and Rwanda.

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    Evaluating project for affordable, inclusive financial products

    Genesis was appointed by AccessHolding to conduct a mid-term evaluation of the Access2Acces programme to understand its performance and outcomes till the mid-point of the programme, in order to document key learnings arising from implementation, and to identify areas for improvement.

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    Evaluating project to empower 2000 scholars through school

    The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) appointed Genesis to conduct a mid-term review of their 10-year programme to support 2,000 scholars (primarily girls) in Rwanda and Ethiopia through secondary school, and to further support a group of the Rwandan scholars through university.

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    Evaluating entrepreneurial tools for SME growth

    Genesis was contracted by the Small Enterprise Assistance Fund (SEAF) to conduct an external evaluation of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) programme to assess its performance to date.

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    Evaluation of SA Urban Knowledge Hub TA Programme

    Genesis Analytics was commissioned by the World Bank to conduct an evaluation of the South African Urban Knowledge Hub Technical Assistance Programme (TA programme), funded by Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO).

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    Insights into changing nature of work for young Africans

    Genesis was contracted by the Mastercard Foundation to perform audience-needs research for a new initiative to improve the availability of insights relating to the changing nature of work for young Africans in the coming 10-15 years.

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    Monitoring implementation of City Support Programme

    Genesis Analytics was commissioned by the World Bank through funding from the Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO) to provide monitoring support to South Africa's City Support Programme (CSP).

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    Learning for better learning: Evaluating FiDA's learning partnership

    Genesis was appointed to conduct a strategic and forward-looking mid-term evaluation of the Partnership for Finance in a Digital Africa (FiDA), hosted by Caribou Digital, which is the learning partner to the Mastercard Foundation’s Next Generation Financial Services (NGFS) portfolio.

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    Making markets work more effectively for smallholder farmers

    The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) appointed Genesis to conduct an end-of-programme evaluation of their Market Access Program (MAP) that was implemented in 14 countries in Africa between 2008 and early 2019.

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    Positive impact of Passport to Success life skills on learners

    The International Youth Foundation (IYF) partnered with Genesis to conduct a rigorous impact evaluation of the Passport to Success life skills curriculum provided to learners participating in the EOH Youth Job Creation Initiative.

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    Building Southern Africa's resilience to natural resource shocks

    Genesis is the long-term monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) partner on the Resilient Waters Programme, a USAID's five-year programme in the Okavango and Limpopo river basins.

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    Genesis unpacks impact of social housing in South Africa

    The Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA) contracted Genesis to undertake a study on the socio-economic and spatial restructuring impact of social housing in South Africa.

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    Building robust M&E system to measure impact of enterprise programme

    Genesis Analytics was hired to develop the monitoring and evaluation system of Seedstars - an international social enterprise based in Geneva aimed at supporting high-growth entrepreneurs. Seedstars has seven offices in developing markets which act as workspaces and support centres for the entrepreneurs.

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    A toolkit to support food loss and waste reduction initiatives

    Genesis was contracted by the Rockefeller Foundation to unpack the learnings from the YieldWise programme in Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania and package these in an accessible toolkit, serving as a “how to do guide” for informing investments in food loss and waste reduction.

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    Evaluating ILO job creation project for Syrian refugees and Jordanians

    Genesis conducted the final evaluation of an ILO's project to support Syrian refugees' and Jordanians' access to “green work” in the agriculture sector using an employment-intensive method. Its goal was to promote better living conditions for Syrian refugees and Jordanians through increased decent work in the agricultural sector and an improved environment.

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    Supporting technical assistance to smallholder farmers project with MEL

    Genesis was engaged by Technoserve to provide MEL support to the Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness Technical Assistance Facility (CASA TAF).

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    Assessing outcome of empowering of girl scholars

    Genesis conducted a mid-term review of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) scholars programme in Ethiopia and Rwanda

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    Setting the baseline study for global digital development

    Description Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), an independent organisation established to engage and resolve barriers associated with integrating digital development and data in developing and emerging nations, engaged Genesis to undertake a global baseline study.

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    Unpacking key drivers of SA enterprise development success

    We conducted a review of the Jobs Fund's enterprise development (ED) portfolio to capture lessons around which models work best and why. We broke down the programmes into five core elements, and identified four key success drivers in South Africa.

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    Mid-term review of largest UN project in digital finance

    Genesis was contracted to conduct a mid-term evaluation of Mobile Money for the Poor (MM4P), the largest of the UNCDF’s programmes in digital finance. The evaluation was based on a theory-based approach and used the OECD DAC criteria as its guiding framework.

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    Genesis evaluates effectiveness of rural finance learning partner

    Genesis was appointed to conduct the mid-term evaluation of the Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab established by the Mastercard Foundation as the official learning partner to the Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) and their grantees.

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    Audit of Botswana enterprise programme's impact

    TechnoServe Botswana commissioned Genesis to conduct an audit of the impact assessment of its Tokafala Enterprise Development programme.